Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy, Biletnikoff Award and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt was awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year in 2000 and 2015.
UA keeps Anderson working overtime
NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES -- Arkansas against Auburn in the second half Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks won 88-80 in double overtime.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas has played just nine games in 90 basketball seasons that went two overtimes or longer, according to the UA media guide, and Razorbacks Coach Mike Anderson has been on the bench for three of those games.
The longest game Arkansas ever played was a 90-84 three-overtime loss at Houston on Feb. 2, 1980. The Razorbacks played their eighth double-overtime game Wednesday night when they beat Auburn 88-80 at Walton Arena.
Arkansas is 6-3 in games that went double or triple overtime.
The Razorbacks’ two most recent double-overtime games before Wednesday night were a 73-71 loss at TCU on Feb. 5, 1986, and a 100-97 victory at Texas A&M on Feb. 23, 1987. Anderson was an Arkansas assistant for Nolan Richardson during those games.
Anderson laughed when asked Thursday if he remembered the Razorbacks’ previous double-overtime game at Texas A&M 26 years ago.
Sports, Pages 23 on 01/18/2013